I can configure my display setting through "System Settings > Displays"
But I cannot save it to xorg.conf and I don't have a xorg.conf at all in /etc/X11/.
How can I save the current settings into xorg.conf?
Oops, you're quite right. In one version in my brain at least, they all used the same target file - which would seem the most sensible given these concerns.So an excerpt: Intel) ln -sf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/display.intel /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-display.conf ;;
Nvidia) ln -sf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/display.nvidia /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-display.conf ;;
ATI) ln -sf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
I have done a fresh install of 13.10 and installed the nvidia drivers. When I try to save the settings from nvidia-settings, there is no xorg.conf file to save to. I have tried everything to generate one. X -configure, Xorg -configure. re-installing nvidia drivers. Nothing will get the conf to generate.
Due to the lost access to the consoles 1-6 (as consequence of an installation of amd catalyst driver) and a failed attempt to remove fglrx using the instructions of el_koraco i checked my /etx/X11 directory and i found out that obviously the installer of the fglrx driver does not save the old xorg.conf as xorgconf-old (like presumed in the manual) but as xorg.conf.old-0 (and so on).
X now configures itself without generating an xorg.conf. However, if you create that file with some speciall settings in it, they will be read. If you already know what to put in your xorg.conf, try making one - this worked for me in the past to set the display size on an old laptop.
can anyone tell me if these permissions are correct?
steve@steve-MS-7508:/etc/X11$ stat -c %a /etc/X11/xorg.conf
steve@steve-MS-7508:/etc/X11$ ls -l /etc/X11/xorg.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1235 Dec 12 20:00 /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Ive never changed them, but when trying to configure 2nd nvidia card
as a new x server, I get this:
"ERROR: Unable to open X config file '/etc/X11/xorg.con
I was going to install catalyst on f18 to take it out for a run. Went to backup my xorg,conf but my system doesn't have one, is this usual for f18?
[sayth@renshawfamily ~]$ cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup-`date +%F`
cp: cannot stat /etc/X11/xorg.conf: No such file or directory
It hasn't affected my system on f18 which is currently as stable as a mountain goat.
I hope someone knowledgeable can help. I'm trying to understand whether xorg.conf.d is intended to be operational under Fedora 20 (in this case, specifically for displays). The documentation seems to be hopelessly confused - some places clearly state that only the edid information is used, others that entries in xorg.conf.d are still able to override the edid information.